Beware this classic scam (and example of "social engineering"): a sender contacts you with a request for assistance, usually money, when stranded in a foreign country due to a robbery.
From: USA Computer Store <order @usacomputerstore.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:22 AM
Subject: invoice #00168
To: [ Brown address ]
Please pay this already:
From: Nykia Leach <leach_nykia @wheatoncollege.edu>
To: <ithelp @brown.edu>
Subject: Invitation to Access [DOCX.11] 12.14.2016
Date: Wed, 14th Dec 2016 9:12am
From: Help-Desk <wakasoninvestment221 @gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 2:34 PM
Subject: ITS Service Desk
Phishing can arrive by phone as well as email. A current phone scam to be aware of is one supposedly from an agency claiming to be the IRS and calling about a law suit against the intended victim.
From: emma emma <worldwarpeople @gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:29 AM
Subject: SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT
From: Robert Samuels <rsamuels @uri.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: Document
Please see attached document for your review.
From: Renata Luongo <rluongo @rihs.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:44 AM
Subject: ACTION REQUIRED : Invitation to view shared document 11/29/30 #16728762
Subject: Notice From Web
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:58:58
From: Lynne Teplin <LYNNET @lagcc.cuny.edu>
Reply-To: alfordjohn0333 @gmail.com
From: IRS.gov <theodore_bogosian @brown.edu>
Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 1:33 PM
Subject: IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION.
From: "IRS.gov" <nathan_buchwald @brown.edu>
Subject: 2016/2017 TAX RETURNS
Date: November 28, 2016 at 11:24:39 AM EST
Reply-To: no_reply @info.org
From: Dr. Stephon Alexander <stephon_alexander @brown.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 1:18 PM
Subject: RE: Urgent Request
To: [ Brown email address ]
Hello [ Names ],
From: Webmaster@brown.edu [ from aa993 @njit.edu, scarlett_bergam @brown.edu, and rebecca_berube @brown.edu ]
Date: Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 18:24
From: Ferreira, Paula <paula_ferreira @brown.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:41 PM
Subject: ESSENTIAL DOCX - KINDLY GO THROUGH : 11/23/16 brown[pdf]
From: Alexis Atwell <alexis_atwell @brown.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM
Beware of printer scams that typically begin with someone identifying themselves as being an individual on campus requesting printer model numbers or offering toner for printers or copiers.
We've had a report of a phishing scheme that arrives via both email and the telephone, requesting that you complete a timesheet for the company Aerotek.
From: Amazon, Inc. Shipping <support1427 @amazonwisconsin.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: Amazon Inc. Order Details for Xxxx Xxxxx, [Department/Program] - Brown University
From: Mail Administrators. <rkward @telus.net>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Email Validation!
From: Bates, Kaye M <bates_k @aps.edu>
Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM
Subject: payment slip
From: Employment <dkyllo @comcast.net> [ sent from different Comcast addresses ]
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:04 PM
Subject: Part-time Assistant Needed !
To: [ various Brown addresses ]
From: InformationTechnologyUpdate @edu <blennon785 @hcc.edu>
Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 3:17 AM
Subject: IT help-desk - VALIDATE
From: Jin Ping Chi <drazizehab @gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 9:26 PM
Subject: NOT SPAM: Our Reserved Clients needs good Business Relationship. See PDF
From: Brown Unversity Info;Barbara D <harrispowell23 @gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:39 PM
Subject: Important Info;salary increase/Staff
Steer clear of pop-up surveys, like the "Brown University Survey" pictured below, which may appear after visiting various sites.
Faculty members who are treasurers for professional societies are being targeted with a variation on the wire transfer scam that periodically surfaces at Brown.
Be on alert for a suspicious FedEx mailing, which is phishing and has an attached zipfile containing ransonware.
From: Emily Coker <emily.coker25 @uga.edu>
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:48 PM
To: [ lengthy list of @brown.edu addresses ]
Another "wire transfer hoax" email has been reported, similar to others reported every couple of months (cyber criminals "spoof" well-know email addresses to try and trick recipients). Like those emails (see
From: protons atomik <platfromacreative @gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:51 AM
Subject: Master of Engineering
To: [ Brown addresses ]
Dear [ Name ]